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This course is intended for workers with some skills and knowledge in the assessment and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health problems. To undertake this course, students must have completed particular units in the Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care.
The purpose of this course is to equip students with the skills necessary to provide health care in Aboriginal and Torres StraitIslander community care environments. The course will enable students to flexibly assume a variety of job roles and undertake a broad range of tasks. As well as a theoretical component, the course provides practical experience in working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients in the form of a supervised work placement in a primary health care setting.
The course includes nine compulsory units, such as Establish and monitor a case plan, Orientation to the alcohol and other drugs sector, and Orientation to mental health work. Students must also complete one elective unit drawn from such topic areas as child and youth health, chronic diseases and women's health.
This course consists of a mix of face-to-face teaching and external study. The face-to-face teaching is delivered on campus in Toowoomba and at other locations around Queensland. The course duration is 12 months.
Dates and locations: Please refer to the contact details/links below for course dates and locations.
Indigenous Primary Health Care
Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE
100 Bridge St
PO Box 80
Toowoomba Qld 4350
Ph: (07) 4694 1322
Fax: (07) 4638 4982